Ends remain Ends, Centers remain Centers.
Cast A Shadow converts Parallel Two-Faced Lines into
Parallel Waves and vice-versa.
Ends meet with original outside hands.
The Ends' part is
Out-Facing Centers (the "Shadowers") should make a wide arc for the
Cloverleaf so at not to interfere with the Ends. Out-Facing
Centers end in the near center position.
In-Facing Centers Extend to join inside hands, Arm Turn 1/4 with each other,
wait for about two beats to allow the Ends to finish their Cast Off 3/4,
and then Extend. Be sure to use only one hand for the Extend & Arm Turn 1/4.
We have frequently seen overly-excited dancers step forward, join both hands, whoop and kick,
and then forget which way to turn and consequently have no idea where they belong.
When Cast A Shadow is called from Promenade, the
designated Couple (Leaders) should continue Promenading until they are squared off
to a wall and then Step Forward as the others bend in behind them to form
Parallel Two-Faced Lines; then everyone Cast A Shadow.
Executing the call in this manner guarantees that the ending formation
(Parallel Waves) is squared off to the walls.
- 1/2 Zoom (Lead End flip away from the Center & Extend
as Trailing End 1/2 Circulate to meet with original outside hands);
- Cast Off 3/4 (think "half, then a quarter more");
- and Spread (allow enough space for two dancers).
How to dance Cast A Shadow from Promenade:
If all Centers start facing out, they do a Cloverleaf.
If all Centers start facing in, they do their part of the call
(danced as a Pass Thru & Partner Tag).
It is considered inappropriate for the caller to call Cast A Shadow
from formations in which the Ends start facing or back-to-back.
Cast A Shadow has a tendency to expand the size of the square.
Therefore, after completing the call, tighten up your formation.
- If you are designated, identify yourself;
- Square off to a wall;
- Do the call.
- Ends Cast A Shadow But Don't Spread
- Cast A Shadow, Trailing Centers Cast 3/4
Criss Cross The Shadow [C2] :
From Parallel Lines with the Ends in Tandem or from Promenade
(in which case designated dancers act as Leaders in Parallel Two-Faced Lines).
Ends 1/2 Zoom & Slide, Cast Off 3/4
and Spread as Out-Facing Centers Cloverleaf and Slither as In-Facing
Arm Turn 1/4, & Extend.
Adjust as necessary to end in Parallel Lines.
Relay The Shadow [C1] :
From a Tidal Wave, Facing Lines, or other applicable formations.
Arm Turn 1/2; Center 6 Cast Off 3/4 as Very Ends
Counter Rotate 1/4;
resulting Center Wave Arm Turn 1/4 & Spread (to become Ends of Parallel Waves)
as Others do the Centers part of Cast A Shadow
(Leaders Cloverleaf as Trailers Extend; Arm Turn 1/4; Extend).
Ends in Parallel Waves.
Shadow The Column [C4] :
#1 and #3 dancers act as Ends while #2 and #4 dancers act as Centers
of Parallel Two-Faced Lines, and all Cast A Shadow.
Shadow To A Diamond [C4]:
From applicable Parallel Lines.
Ends Cast A Shadow as Lead Centers Run & Extend
(making a wide arc as in Cast A Shadow) as
Trailing Centers 1/2 Circulate & Trade.
Ends in Twin Diamonds. The Centers' part of
Shadow To A Diamond is an exaggerated
Peel & Trail.
Shadow formation anything [C4]:
From applicable Parallel Lines, applicable Twin Diamonds, or other
Outsides Cast A Shadow But Don't Spread (1/2 Zoom, Cast Off 3/4)
as Centers do the anything call. Formation
is the name of the center formation. For example, from
Twin Diamonds, a Shadow Wave Spin The Top has the
Ends Cast A Shadow But Don't Spread as the Center Wave does a Spin The Top.